Fertiliser & Soil
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 11 March 2021
Compost tea is a thrifty way of recycling weeds and other garden waste, turning them into a nutrient-rich liquid fertiliser for your plants. This article explains how to make it and how to use it effectively.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 19 February 2021
Foliar feeding offers an express route to giving plants the nutrients they need. This article explains when and how to do it for the best effects.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 15 February 2020
Plants rely on a wide range of nutrients for health. How can you tell if your soil isn't providing everything they need? Here's how to spot the most common nutrient deficiencies in home gardens.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 15 January 2020
Effective use of fertiliser is an essential technique for getting the most out of your garden and its plants. However, there's much more to it than opening a bottle of plant feed and spreading the contents liberally over the soil.
Author: By The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 18 June 2019
A garden can have soil ranging from heavy clay to coarse sand, and this structure has an impact on almost everything you do. This article explains the different soil types you might encounter, how to identify them, and how to improve them.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 29 May 2019
Many gardeners consider soil pH an advanced topic, but you don't need a chemistry degree to enjoy the benefits of a balanced pH. This article explains what pH is, why it matters, and how to work with it in your garden.
Author: Bob Drummond Date Posted: 5 September 2018
Even if you choose not to maintain a compost pile, you can utilise some common kitchen waste that does not require composting before use. Rather than waste them by throwing away all of their precious nutrients, add them to your garden.
Author: Jennifer Charlotte Date Posted: 3 April 2018
A healthy, nutrient-rich soil is a vegetable grower's best friend. Green manure offers a sustainable way of improving your soil year on year for very little effort, and this article explains how to begin.
Author: John Mauger Date Posted: 8 April 2016
Sometimes called ‘compost tea’, 'liquid manure' or 'manure tea', homemade liquid fertiliser is very easily prepared and is an ideal source of nutrients to give your plants a boost during the growing season.
Author: Ros Date Posted: 25 June 2014
Green compost is known as green manure. Its a is a way to enrich the soil by planting nitrogen giving and nutrient dense crops. The crop is gently tilled into the soil when it is almost ready to harvest, usually just before it flowers.
Your soil is one of the keys to healthy plants and good growth, if it is not correct for the type of plant you just won’t get the results you are looking for. Soil is a living thing and needs to be looked after.
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Author: John Mauger Date Posted: 24 March 2016
The addition of organic material to soil improves soil structure, water-holding ability and soil activity. This article documents many common and not so common materials from around the home and garden that can be used to improve your soil.
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Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 19 April 2021
If you're keen on mustard's tangy flavour, it's easy to grow a wide range of varieties in your garden. This article explains all you need to know, whether you're growing mustard for its tasty leaves or fiery seeds.
Date Posted: 31 March 2021
Sharpening secateurs, shears, knives, scissors, and many other gardening tools is straightforward using a specialised sharpener tool. And unlike using many mechanical blade grinders, there's no need to disassemble the secateurs first. Here's what to do.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 26 March 2021
Kale is nutritious, versatile and easy to grow. What's more, homegrown offers vastly better taste and texture than the coarse, bitter leaves too often found in stores. This article gives a guide to growing, harvesting, and using kale to enjoy it.
Author: The Seed Collection Pty Ltd Date Posted: 18 March 2021
Armyworms are a group of caterpillar species which can lay waste to a garden. Although they prefer to feed on grasses and grains, any leafy plant is at risk if there's a serious infestation. This article explains the damage these bugs can do.
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